On April 12th, 2014 MPI launches “Operation Esteli, 2014”, a BOTL.org sponsored project to provide assistance to the Maria Auxiliadora Education Center in Esteli, Nicaragua. Operation Esteli will provide funding to support primary education and education enrichment as well as food security and nutrition of the centers children.
While Estelí enjoys relative prosperity compared to other regions in Nicaragua, poverty still reaches and impacts the population. Almost 25% of the people in Estelí live in extreme poverty by the definition provided by the World Bank (less than US$1.25 per day). The impact of poverty is evident in the poor standard of education throughout the country. By partnering with BOTL.org, MPI will assist The Maria Auxiliadora Education Center through impactful, holistic, grass roots programs that will develop knowledge and skills and create sustainable positive change in Esteli, and provide the Nicaragua with a more educated, healthy and prosperous next generation.
MPI has teamed with Sushi Academy in Tennessee (www.sushiacademytn.com) to provide a sushi making class in support of our 2014 Hearts for Minds campaign. Please join us on March 29th at 5PM in Knoxville and help us reduce illiteracy in small, poor communities around the globe, and improve the lives of children, through micro projects. Go to our Donations page and click the Sushi Academy Fundraiser button to sign up. We look forward to seeing you there!
MPI Makes a Difference in South Sudan
83% of South Sudanese adults cannot read or write. In one sector of the country’s capital Juba, it is estimated that 1,800 primary school aged children do not attend class. MPI wishes to change that, and supports the Redeemer School, located in the indigenous Bari community near theJuba Airport through a variety of micro projects. In October 2013, MPI delivered teaching supplies and visual aids to Redeemer, as well as books to help fill the school’s library.
MPI President, Dave West spoke at the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business 11th Risk Mitigation and Corporate Social Responsibility seminar in Toronto on October 17th, 2013. His talk, titled “Using Corporate Social Responsibility to Mitigate Risk in South Sudan” addressed how for profit and not for profit entities can reduce their exposure to both physical and financial risk through the implementation of socially responsible projects and programs in the world’s newest country.